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Old hurt runs deep…
After she left, I was given a second chance at life thanks to my savior and adoptive father. A chance I refused to waste. Determined to be invincible, I became a true fighter in every sense of the word. Nothing and no one would get in my way.
Not even the guy who sat behind me in class.
Zack Graves had the entire world in his hands. A promising hockey career and the confidence and gorgeous looks that had every girl throwing themselves at his feet.
Except me. I was only too happy to wipe the sexy smirk off his face while tossing him on his smug ass.
And he kept coming back for more.
I kept my scars hidden, until Zack managed to trace the lines straight to a place I fought to keep guarded.
Zack was fighting his own immortality, his own scars becoming visible the closer we got. He challenged my guard at every turn forcing me to fight harder, only to realize he would be my undoing.
But some wounds refuse to heal.
The story of Dahlia and Zack is all heart and feels. Dahlia has a shitty upbringing – she knows a thing or two about hunger and abandonment. One night Christos rescues her from being attacked and took her under his wings. The grown-up version of Dahlia is fierce, a bit jaded, and not easily manipulated. This girl can throw a punch too. Zack is a jock who is bored of girls falling to their feet for him. Zack is skilled with the hockey stick, popular, gorgeous, self-confident but deep down he has his own insecurities and struggles. Zack is a good guy at heart. The first-time Zack met Dahlia he was intrigued by her boldness, and he is determined to win Dahlia over. It will not be easy though. Dahlia is intending to put him in his place with a few take downs if you will, pun intended! I really enjoy Dahlia and Zack’s relationship development – flirty, agnsty, turned fun, sweet and sexy. I appreciate that the characters are flawed and imperfect. They need to learn to trust each other and fall in love without fear.
Debut novel or not. This book was outstanding – Emotional, heartfelt with developed characters, unique storylines and beautifully written. It’s about courage to live despite adversary. It’s about second chances and it gave me hope that there are good people out there. It’s about overcoming fear and taking a chance at love. I have no complaints and let me say I see BIG things coming for this sweet lady! Congratulations! Can’t wait for more to come.
Upon discovering the world of indie romance, Desireé found her tribe and started her journey as a blogger and booktuber, eventually turning her attention to her lifelong aspiration of becoming an author.
Aside from losing herself in a good book, she enjoys listening to progressive metal, working out, and cooking.
Desireé currently resides in Connecticut with her husband and young son, who serve as her biggest inspirations in her writing journey.